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Correlational findings

Study Thurnher (1983): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition, followed 8 years, Metropolis USA, 1969-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 180
Non Response:
Sample attrition: 17%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index (HAP 3.2) consisting of:
- "Dissatisfied" and "unhappy"   responses on the Block (1961)     Adjective Rating List
-  Overall happiness
-  Present-year score on the   Life-Evaluation Chart

Assessed at T1 (1969) and T2 (1977)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a AoV = ns T2 Happiness by change in happiness (T2-T1).
Change in happiness over the 8 years period indicated by including 'time' in ANOVA.
No interaction with age and sex.

A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d AoV = + p < .01 T2 Happiness by change in happiness (T2-T1).
Change in happiness over the 8 years period indicated by including 'time' in ANOVA.
No interaction with age and sex.

A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d = +.18 p < .01